Welding at SCC

Futures forged here.

Dive into SCC’s welding program and sculpt a future that's as strong as your welds. If you're looking for a hands-on job where you can see the fruits of your labor and show off your craftsmanship, welding could be for you.

Program location

Available in West Burlington Not available in Keokuk Not available online

Why Welding at SCC?

Craft Your Career: Welding isn't just a job; it's a craft. From crafting intricate designs to building strong structures, you're the architect of your own success.

Develop In-Demand Skills: Companies large and small are always looking for skilled welders, so your expertise will always be in demand.

Get Hands-On Learning: No boring lectures here. We’re all about hands-on learning. You'll spend a lot of time in our modern welding lab honing your skills with real projects.

Build Stuff That Matters: The stuff you make will probably outlive you. Welding lets you build the backbone of our world, from bridges to buildings. Your work will leave a lasting mark.

Learn from Master Instructors: Learn from seasoned pros. Our welding instructors have decades of experience and are well-respected in the region for their skills as a welder and as a teacher. They know what employers want and will put you through your paces as you hone your skills. Simply put, you’ll learn from the best.

Unleash Your Creativity: It’s not just about sparks and metal; it's about turning your imagination into reality. Express yourself through your work and watch your creativity come to life.

Network with the Pros: Build relationships with industry professionals as they guide you on your journey from student to welding sensation.

What you'll learn

Master Welding Techniques: Learn the art and science of welding from experienced instructors. Perfect your skills in MIG, TIG, and stick welding, and become a master of the trade.

Safety First: Your well-being matters. We prioritize safety, teaching you the importance of protective gear and safe working practices, so you can confidently handle any welding project.

Real-World Projects: Apply your knowledge to real-world projects. Weld sculptures, create metal structures, and bring your imagination to life while gaining valuable experience.

Certification Ready: Get industry-ready with our program. Prep for your AWS certification exam and ace the tests. Then you can flash your credentials in front of employers and land the job.

Last-Dollar Scholarship

Last-Dollar Scholarship

If you're an Iowan, you may be eligible to earn this degree tuition-free.

Last-Dollar Scholarship

Female welding student

Learn day or night

Take classes when it suits you. Our welding program offers opportunities to study in the mornings, afternoons or evenings. Pick the time that's right for you.

AWS-accredited program

SCC's welding program is accredited by the American Welding Society.

What does that mean to you?

  • Our professors are certified at the highest levels of skill instruction
  • Our curriculum and training programs are current with industry needs
  • Our facility and equipment meet or exceed standards

Key classes you’ll take

  • MIG/TIG/Stick Welding
  • Robotic Welding
  • Aluminum MIG Welding
  • Flux core welding
  • Spray Transfer (industrial MIG welding)

What you can do after finishing this program

  • Pipe Fitter
  • Iron Worker
  • Maintenance
  • Sheetmetal worker
  • Production welder

Industry partners

  • Big River Resources
  • Modern Welding
  • Flint Cliffs Manufacturing
  • Case-New Holland

Programs of study

Two years

Advanced Manufacturing Welding Processes Certificate

Take a deeper dive into manufacturing welding processes including robotic arc. Four semesters.

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Welding AAS Degree

Get prepared for a rewarding career in welding. Learn all processes, applications and more. Two semesters plus one summer course. 

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Less than one year

Basic Welding Processes Certificate

Build a solid foundation in welding principles and practices in our modern welding lab. One semester.

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Advanced Welding Processes Certificate

Learn seven key welding processes, advanced blueprint reading and job-relevant math. Two semesters.

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Welding Diploma

Concentrated hands-on and classroom courses in key welding practices and industry knowledge. Two semesters.

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Contact Us

West Burlington Campus Admissions
Call: (319) 208-5155
Text: (319) 250-7144
Email: admissionswb@scciowa.edu

Keokuk Campus Admissions
Call: (319) 313-1923
Text: (319) 220-3266
Email: admissionskeo@scciowa.edu

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